ggjake
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music, Clarinet, Harp.

ABOUT

Hey! I'm Jake, I'm a bass and guitar player looking to get more work. I got my first bass when I was 10 and have been playing ever since. When I was about 17 in my junior year of high school, I started to learn about jazz and advanced harmony from several well renowned Arizona musicians. I started to play in jazz combos at Scottsdale Community College (SCC) around that time, then after graduating high school I went to SCC full time for music, where I also played in the jazz big band for 2+ years. I eventually auditioned for ASU's jazz program and was accepted as a bass major, but ultimately left due to the program being mostly upright bass oriented. In June 2019 I graduated from Scottsdale Community College and Berklee Online with a bachelor's degree in performing arts.

For real world experience, I've been doing church gigs all over Arizona for several years. For over nine months I was the house bass player for New Beginnings Christian Church in Mesa, AZ.
In September 2017 I was the bass player for a jazz trio that played at Tempe Center for the Arts, with the program being called "A Brubeck Brew". The piano player actually found me by using this site!
I've also been the bass player in several local bands, including a hip hop band that has played dozens of shows across Arizona as well as a tour in May 2017, a r&b/soul band that has played to a festival crowd of over 1,000 people, and I've played in a pop/rock cover band for more corporate/lounge style background music.
In addition to playing live, throughout 2018-2019 I've recorded with several Arizona artists as a player and writer. I'm currently tracking guitar for a local producers' debut album, as well as playing bass on a jazz fusion album with an incredibly talented band.
As of October 2019 I started teaching guitar, bass, and ukulele as a guitar center instructor.

All in all, I'm a very flexible player. I've played just about every style of music and have the experience to not just do the bare essentials but jam out and have a good time playing. I'm actively searching for paid opportunities, both locally and as a touring musician. If you'd like to see some of my playing, search jake.irl.music on Insta. Hope to jam soon!

Screen name:
ggjake
Member since:
Jun 21 2017
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Jaco Pastorious, Pat Metheny, Snarky Puppy/Michael League, RHCP, Primus/Les Claypool, Rage Against the Machine, Joe Henderson, John Coltrane, Kamasi Washington, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tigran Hamasyan, Jacob Collier, Robert Glasper, Erykah Badu, Kendrick Lamar, Anderson Paak, J Dilla, Lettuce, Vulfpeck, Jamiroquai, Tennyson, Kiefer, Moonchild, Hiatus Kaiyote, Thundercat, Flying Lotus, Chon, Evan Brewer, Animals as Leaders, Victor Wooten, The Reign of Kindo, etc.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate
Upright bass:
Moderate
Ukulele:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Bass:
Warwick Corvette 4 string
Squier Jazz Bass

Mark Bass 2x10 speaker
Mark Bass Little Mark Tube 800 (amp head)

Guitar:
D'angelico Premier SS
Fender Stratocaster
Ibanez Artcore AF75 (hollow body guitar)
Fender Acoustic guitar

Fender Blues Junior III (tube amp)
Fender Champion 100 (solid state)

Pedals:
Boss TU-3, Boss OC-3, Ibanez TS9, Earthquaker Spatial Delivery (filter), Boss DD-7, TC Hall of Fame, TC Ditto

MUSIC